TAENSA INDIANS. The Taensa (Taenso, Tahensa, Takensa, Tenisaw, Tenza, Tinza) Indians were Muskhogean-speaking Indians who originally lived near the Mississippi River in northeastern Louisiana. In the early nineteenth century, after they had moved to southwestern Louisiana, the Taensas petitioned the Spanish government for lands in southeastern Texas. They were granted permission to settle between the Trinity and Sabine rivers, but the move was never made.
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